Applications for Grants for 2024 Now Open!

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We appreciate your interest in a Black River Falls Area Foundation grant. The Foundation carefully screens requests for funds from community organizations for projects that could enhance the quality of life in the Black River Falls area.

Any non-profit organization in Jackson County may apply for a grant. Applications will be accepted from March 1 through April 15. Be certain your EIN # is entered on the first page of the grant application. A copy of the organization’s tax-exempt status is required. Attach a copy of your latest Internal Revenue Service Exempt Determination Letter under Section 501(C)(3). Applications without the proper 501(c)(3) can NOT be considered per Foundation by-laws.

Grant applications are evaluated with consideration to the policies, funding objectives and the mission statement of the Foundation. General categories of support include: education, health services, cultural activities, social services and civic projects. Grants to be considered are those that meet charitable needs of:

  • A new or innovative nature to fulfill unmet needs
  • One-time projects
  • Capital improvements
  • Equipment needs
  • Start-up expenses
  • Special programs
  • Emergency funding

Requests to support endowments, operating expenses, debt repayment, religious purposes, individuals, and lobbying expenses are usually discouraged.

The Foundation’s Board of Trustees will make the selection of grant recipients. Upon completion of the grant project, an evaluation is required to determine the effectiveness of Foundation support.

The Foundation welcomes questions about the application process, as well as other Foundation services. Further information is available from any Foundation Trustee.

Grant Award Agreement
Completion - Grant Evaluation

BRF Area Foundation Grant Recipients

July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023 – Grant Recipients

$50,610 Awarded to 17 Local Grant Applicants

ACHM School District – Jr. & Sr. High School STEM Classes: Purchase of a Form 3 + 3D Printer.

Bolton Refuge House; Jackson County Outreach: For the Homstad Building.

Black River Area Child Care Center: Upgrade the Children’s (Boys & Girls) Bathrooms.

BRF Evangelical Lutheran Church – The Mighty Table Project: Purchase food so that meals can be prepared and delivered to Foster Families.

Children’s Wisconsin: 1:1 Parenting Classes which include mileage assistance and adding educational materials, books, snacks and toys for families in supervised visitation rooms and outdoor play areas.

City of BRF; Public Library: Youth Services & Programming to promote summer reading.

City of BRF; Skyline Golf Course: Purchase of an AED (Heart Device) and Life Vac (Anti-Choking Device) for Skyline facilities.

Jackson County Childcare Network: To support a Community Campaign including a kids art exhibit, mobile learning lab projects, and JC Child Care Gala.

Jackson County Farmers Market: Improve market accessibility and equipment.

Interfaith Volunteers: Support new programs – Stand-up & Move; Aging Gracefully Conference, and Community Education and Training.

Sleep in Heavenly Peace: Purchase supplies and materials so that volunteers can build forty twin beds to be fully furnished with linens and blankets for children in need.

St. John Lutheran Church – Community Thanksgiving Dinner: To build a new storage shed.

VFW Post 200 – Miles-Hagen, Black River Falls: Upgrade the HVAC system in the Legion building.

2022 – Grants Awarded to 9 Local Non-Profit Organizations Recipients

Black River Area Community Band: Replace plywood deck, storage box and side rails of Community Band parade trailer

Bolton Refuge House; Jackson County Outreach: Improvements to the Homstad building; Install water, sewer laterals, add a bathroom area, replace lighting and lay laminate flooring

Boys & Girls Club of Jackson County: Toward purchase of a new van

City of BRF; Parks & Recreation Department: Start-up costs for a capital campaign to raise $500,000 to improve the playground at Lunda Park.

City of BRF; Public Library: Youth Services & Programming to promote summer reading with a presentation by Leonardo Music and to purchase 170-180 paperback scholastic incentive books

Jackson County Agricultural Society: Purchase a portable stage to be used at various locations during the Jackson County Fair

JC Health & Human Services; Division of Public Health; Car Seats: Purchase safety car seats for Jackson County families in need and educational costs to maintain required installation certification status for staff

JC Health & Human Services; Division of Public Health; Beach Water Monitor: Purchase a Quanti-Tray Sealer as part of the equipment necessary to complete the Most Probable Number (MPN) test for E. Coli in local recreational waters

Women’s Sewing Circle: Meet community needs and promote safe spaces for people to sleep by providing quilts to those in need.